The Wirtz Labor Library subscribes to thousands of journals through its electronic database subscriptions. These journals may be accessed on any computer on the DOL network or at a DOL Library workstation. Please contact Reference staff for assistance at 202-693-6600.

The Library also has a rich historical collection of past issues of trade union publications, statistical publications, and economic journals, many of which are stored in the Library's closed archival collections due to their age and rarity. Arrangements can be made through the Wirtz Labor Library reference staff to use these materials on the DOL Library premises. To search these collections, go to the Library Catalog.

Newspapers in Print

The Library subscribes to the following papers in print format and retains historical issues on microfilm:

  • The Washington Post
  • The New York Times

BNA Publications

The Wirtz Labor Library manages the Department's subscriptions to publications of the Bureau of National Affairs' (BNA). These titles, including the Daily Labor Report, the Occupational Safety and Health Reporter, and the Pension and Benefits Daily, are used by subscribers in every agency in DOL. Contact the Library for more information.

DOL Publications

The Department of Labor issues a number of publications, which are available in the Library. The Library retains copies of: